Growing a Massive Audience Online for Free - Podcast Challenge: 1,000 Daily Listeners

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UPDATE: Scroll down to see latest stats below

This is the podcast, you can verify that its real.

I'm going to be 100% transparent with my statistics.

I've been experimenting with podcasting for a few months, in an attempt to see:

1. How much value can I deliver to my niche
2. What kind of organic reach I can get

It's my intention to create 3 - 5 podcast episodes each week.

As long as I deliver the right amount of value in each episode, I'm not going to worry about the length.

If you intend on following or replicating:

I'm not paying to advertise
I'm not leveraging any contacts
I'm not emailing my existing list

And just like I did with my Youtube challenge, I'm putting myself in the same position as most people who are starting out.

I'm doing this to prove that, in time, our hard work will compound and pay off, if you're willing to:
  • Be of service to your niche
  • Work your ass off
  • Be patient
  • Enjoy the experience and have fun

Dec 2017 - Feb 2018:



It's not setting the world on fire, but I wouldn't expect it to.

I will share monthly results in this thread so you can see how I progress.
#challenge #daily #listeners #podcast
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Hey Michael
    I must say these follow me/my journey type threads mostly end up a waist of time as the OP disappears after a few weeks or so.

    However You are to be congratulated on your efforts, well done for enriching the WF...

    Two things:
    1- Can you tell us about your setup?
    2- How do we find your Podcast?

    Cheers Mate
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
      Thank you for your support and kind words.

      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      I must say these follow me/my journey type threads mostly end up a waist of time as the OP disappears after a few weeks or so.
      Action is being taken to make sure that anyone who posts a journey thread is doing what they intend to. So maybe that will tighten things up.

      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      Two things:
      1- Can you tell us about your setup?
      2- How do we find your Podcast?

      Cheers Mate
      My set-up; hosting on Libsyn, recording on a Blue Yeti microphone, produced in ScreenFlow.

      My podcast is here, where you can listen to every episode.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Here's how things are going, at the end of March 2018.

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    Monthly

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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    I just love following your progress man. You put in a lot of work and that is really admirable.

    Looking forward to following this one and seeing how it goes.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
      Originally Posted by oppyeaunome View Post

      I just love following your progress man. You put in a lot of work and that is really admirable.

      Looking forward to following this one and seeing how it goes.

      Good luck!
      Thank you dude, that means a lot.

      It might take a year to reach my target, it might take 5, it doesn't matter how long because I'm loving every second

      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Hi Michael,

      Way cool dude. Happy to see things expanding.

      Since you are intending to enjoy the experience, you keep going. As you keep sharing helpful episodes, more folks are finding your first show, your 5th show, and so on. This is what folks have a tough time understanding; if you are generous, all the content you create will - if you are patient - offer compounding, then exponential returns over time.

      Right now I've thousands and blog posts and guest posts out there. It'd almost be impossible *not* to see exponential traffic growth through my blog.

      Keep on inspiring brother.

      Ryan
      Thanks Bro.

      Yup, it's the compounding nature of producing content on a regular basis, for a long time, is what builds our businesses.

      Right now I'm fortunate to go back to being in a position where I can document the growth this time around, and share that data with people just staring out.

      Originally Posted by michal125 View Post

      You can only do guest post and boast link ?
      I don't understand the question
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      • Profile picture of the author briah
        Yes, you do have to enjoy the journey along the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Michael,

    Way cool dude. Happy to see things expanding.

    Since you are intending to enjoy the experience, you keep going. As you keep sharing helpful episodes, more folks are finding your first show, your 5th show, and so on. This is what folks have a tough time understanding; if you are generous, all the content you create will - if you are patient - offer compounding, then exponential returns over time.

    Right now I've thousands and blog posts and guest posts out there. It'd almost be impossible *not* to see exponential traffic growth through my blog.

    Keep on inspiring brother.

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author michal125
    You can only do guest post and boast link ?
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    I'm interested to know how you get the traffic to your podcasts if you are not leveraging your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    ok so people type the name of your podcast into Google and it appears in the results?
    I just typed the name of one of them and nothing came up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
      Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

      ok so people type the name of your podcast into Google and it appears in the results?
      I just typed the name of one of them and nothing came up.
      Try searching podcast directories.

      And FYI I can't control which search phrases my content ranks for, in any search engine, at this stage. That will change over time as more sites link to the podcast and increase its influence in the SERPs.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    what is your show schedule? Daily, Weekly, Monthly? or no set schedule

    Al
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      what is your show schedule? Daily, Weekly, Monthly? or no set schedule

      Al
      Daily, Monday - Friday, but allowing myself to have the occasional day off too when I feel like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    This weeks update...

    Will post more stats when I get a chance...

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  • Originally Posted by Michael Meaney View Post

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    1. How much value can I deliver to my niche
    2. What kind of organic reach I can get

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    I'm doing this to prove that, in time, our hard work will compound and pay off, if you're willing to:
    • Be of service to your niche
    • Work your ass off
    • Be patient
    • Enjoy the experience and have fun
    Mick - you're doing great boss. Just saw this, listening to your Complete Marketing Funnel while typing this ("watching" the youtube, but yeah, listening).

    Keep up the good work.

    I hit you up on LI. I'm working a similar angle as your podcast, I think we can share some ideas if you're interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Thank you very much for your kind words Richard.

    I don't use LI too often, that's something for me to add to my marketing mix I suppose.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    End of the month stats report:

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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Mike that is a nice straight line slowly heading North, sice Febuary on that graph. How many listers now do you have now or could estimate ?
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    Subscribed!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

    Mike that is a nice straight line slowly heading North, sice Febuary on that graph. How many listers now do you have now or could estimate ?
    I think it's around 1,000 a month.

    Still a long way to go, but I'm enjoying the journey.

    Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post

    Subscribed!
    Awesome! Thank you dude!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    I've added a video to help anyone who wants to follow along and build their own audience through content marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Caluș
    Hey, Michael!

    Awesome job, I wish you all the luck. I'm interested in building a podcast myself, so if there is anything I can help you with, let me know! I'm always glad to contribute with feedback or anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Originally Posted by Vlad Caluș View Post

    Hey, Michael!

    Awesome job, I wish you all the luck. I'm interested in building a podcast myself, so if there is anything I can help you with, let me know! I'm always glad to contribute with feedback or anything.
    Do it bro!

    Thank you for your kind offer too

    Originally Posted by briah View Post

    Yes, you do have to enjoy the journey along the way.
    Yup, success is an ever moving target, so might as well enjoy the ride!
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  • Profile picture of the author blessed family
    Wishing you the best Michael. Just keep moving. Thank you for the informative details about on how to create podcast free of monetary investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Thank you for your kind words.

    Hope the info has helped you out a bit
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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    Wow, you're doing really well michael, keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Thanks bud!

    A look at this weeks stats, forgot to update this recently... this is for the week ending 20th May 2018.

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  • Profile picture of the author Les Blythe
    Nice to see steady progress and you sticking to the plan. I checked out some of your stuff on Youtube and you're delivering great value - keep at it! Cheers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
      Originally Posted by Les Blythe View Post

      Nice to see steady progress and you sticking to the plan. I checked out some of your stuff on Youtube and you're delivering great value - keep at it! Cheers.
      Thank you Les!

      It's a fun journey.
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